Hamilton Food Strategy: Healthy, Sustainable, and Just Food for All, Hamilton, Ontario

Jurisdiction Name: Hamilton
State/Province: ON
Country: Canada
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 536,917
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2016
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: city, community, education, food access, food distribution, food infrastructure, food insecurity, food marketing, food processing, food production, food security, food system, health, infrastructure, locally grown marketing campaign, marketing, plan, school, sustainable, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

City of Hamilton Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): City of Hamilton Interdepartmental Food Strategy Steering Team
Support Entity(s):

Food Advisory Committee; City of Hamilton: Public Health Services; Planning and Economic Development; Community and Emergency Services; Public Works

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

The strategy provides a framework to identify gaps and challenges in Hamilton’s existing food-related strategies. Further, it encourages collaborative and innovative courses of actions from City officials and community stakeholders to address these gaps and areas of opportunity. The strategy adopts a holistic food-system approach to optimize equity and effectiveness. 46 actions are identified with 5 priority actions to be taken on within the first two to three years.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1